Jeremiah 4 - Prayer Tents



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Jeremiah 4
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4"If you return, O Israel, declares the LORD, to me you should return. If you remove your detestable things from my presence, and do not waver,H7725H3478H5002H3068H7725H5493H8251H6440H5110 2and if you swear, 'As the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory."H7650H3068H2416H571H4941H6666H1471H1288H1984 3For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: "Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.H559H3068H376H3063H3389H5214H5215H2232H6975 4Circumcise yourselves to the LORD; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds."H4135H3068H5493H6190H3824H376H3063H3427H3389H2534H3318H784H1197H3518H6440H7455H4611

Disaster from the North

5Declare in Judah, and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say, "Blow the trumpet through the land; cry aloud and say, 'Assemble, and let us go into the fortified cities!'H5046H3063H8085H3389H559H8628H7782H776H7121H4390H559H622H935H4013H5892 6Raise a standard toward Zion, flee for safety, stay not, for I bring disaster from the north, and great destruction.H5375H5251H6726H5756H5975H935H7451H6828H1419H7667 7A lion has gone up from his thicket, a destroyer of nations has set out; he has gone out from his place to make your land a waste; your cities will be ruins without inhabitant.H738H5927H5441H7843H1471H5265H3318H4725H7760H776H8047H5892H5327H3427 8For this put on sackcloth, lament and wail, for the fierce anger of the LORD has not turned back from us."H2296H8242H5594H3213H2740H639H3068H7725 9"In that day, declares the LORD, courage shall fail both king and officials. The priests shall be appalled and the prophets astounded."H3117H5002H3068H3820H4428H6H3820H8269H3548H8074H5030H8539 10Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD, surely you have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, 'It shall be well with you,' whereas the sword has reached their very life."H559H162H136H3069H403H5377H5377H5971H3389H559H7965H2719H5060H5315 11At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, "A hot wind from the bare heights in the desert toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow or cleanse,H6256H559H5971H3389H6703H7307H8205H4057H1870H1323H5971H2219H1305 12a wind too full for this comes for me. Now it is I who speak in judgment upon them."H4392H7307H935H1696H4941 13Behold, he comes up like clouds; his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles— woe to us, for we are ruined!H5927H6051H4818H5492H5483H7043H5404H188H7703 14O Jerusalem, wash your heart from evil, that you may be saved. How long shall your wicked thoughts lodge within you?H3389H3526H3820H7451H3467H205H4284H3885H7130 15For a voice declares from Dan and proclaims trouble from Mount Ephraim.H6963H5046H1835H8085H205H2022H669 16Warn the nations that he is coming; announce to Jerusalem, "Besiegers come from a distant land; they shout against the cities of Judah.H2142H1471H8085H3389H5341H935H4801H776H5414H6963H5892H3063 17Like keepers of a field are they against her all around, because she has rebelled against me, declares the LORD.H8104H7704H5439H4784H5002H3068 18Your ways and your deeds have brought this upon you. This is your doom, and it is bitter; it has reached your very heart."H1870H4611H6213H7451H4751H5060H3820

Anguish over Judah’s Desolation

19My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent, for I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.H4578H4578H2342H3176H7023H3820H3820H1993H2790H8085H5315H6963H7782H8643H4421 20Crash follows hard on crash; the whole land is laid waste. Suddenly my tents are laid waste, my curtains in a moment.H7667H7667H7121H776H7703H6597H168H7703H3407H7281 21How long must I see the standard and hear the sound of the trumpet?H7200H5251H8085H6963H7782 22"For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are 'wise'—in doing evil! But how to do good they know not."H5971H191H3045H5530H1121H995H2450H7489H3190H3045 23I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light.H7200H776H8414H922H8064H216 24I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro.H7200H2022H7493H1389H7043 25I looked, and behold, there was no man, and all the birds of the air had fled.H7200H120H5775H8064H5074 26I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a desert, and all its cities were laid in ruins before the LORD, before his fierce anger.H7200H3759H4057H5892H5422H6440H3068H2740H639 27For thus says the LORD, "The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end.H3068H559H776H8077H6213H3617 28"For this the earth shall mourn, and the heavens above be dark; for I have spoken; I have purposed; I have not relented, nor will I turn back."H776H56H8064H4605H6937H1696H2161H5162H7725 29At the noise of horseman and archer every city takes to flight; they enter thickets; they climb among rocks; all the cities are forsaken, and no man dwells in them.H5892H1272H6963H6571H7198H7411H935H5645H5927H3710H5892H5800H376H3427H2004 30And you, O desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet, that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.H7703H6213H3847H8144H5710H5716H2091H7167H5869H6320H7723H3302H5689H3988H1245H5315 31For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor, anguish as of one giving birth to her first child, the cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands, "Woe is me! I am fainting before murderers."H8085H6963H2470H6869H1069H6963H1323H6726H3306H6566H3709H188H5315H5888H2026


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